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Bourbon Spiced Maple Syrup


This spiced sweet syrup is a great addition to waffles, french toast, drizzled on desserts, or even in coffee for that morning kick.
  • Serves: 1 1/2 cups
  • Active Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
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Step 1: Preparing the Syrup

Preparing the Syrup
  • 1 1/2 cups bourbon
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 vanilla bean, sliced into thin strips
  • 1 star anise
  • pinch of sea salt


To prepare the syrup, in a small sauce pot, add all the ingredients, place on medium heat and bring to a simmer. Once simmering, lower the heat and cook for about 10 to 12 minutes to reduce the syrup by about one-third.

Once reduced, remove from heat and serve warm.


  • Selene S
    Selene S
    Can I substitute the Vanilla Bean with Vanilla Extract? And if so, how much Vanilla Extract would substitute the 1/2 vanilla bean this recipe calls for?
  • Kirk B
    Kirk B
    Hi Selene - You certainly can substitute the vanilla bean with vanilla extract. I suggest that you add one teaspoon of extract in place of the 1/2 vanilla bean. Thanks for learning with Rouxbe! Chef Kirk

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